Tag Archives: Nova Scotia

The Black & White

My first house in Nova Scotia was in a small fishing community. I bought an old house and renovated it. I had a big studio and two beautiful golden retrievers. The contrast with New York City was a joy. I … Continue reading

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Beautiful Baddeck

Came home Tuesday from a week in beautiful Baddeck, Cape Breton. I was teaching a four-day workshop on abstract painting. There were seventeen students, presenting a full spectrum of art experience and age. I brought along my teaching assistant — … Continue reading

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Happiness is . . .

Romeo and I went to Martinique Beach yesterday. Five kilometers of crescent white sand beach. It was his first visit to the ocean. He enjoyed the waves coming in and out on the shore, the sand, the pebbles, the people, … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year

The Peggy’s Cove Area Festival of the Arts Studio Tour is on for the next three days. Studio Tour invitation. It’s from 10 am to 5 pm. My studio is somewhat clean with fresh paper on the floor and some new … Continue reading

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Suppose we do

Yesterday, when painting, I had a major insight about how to work with the color field. I have been working on some blue paintings, not my easiest color choice. But I like the challenge and when they work, at least … Continue reading

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Starting again (and again)

I’ve often heard it is hard to work when you have an exhibit on. I’ve not experienced that before now. Usually when I have work up in a gallery, I am very critical of what I have done, see what … Continue reading

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How things work

There is a small room off the large gallery at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. We decided to put small paintings in the small room and large paintings in the large room. It worked. The small room was intimate; the large … Continue reading

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Amazing

On April 30, Jacinte Armstrong, dancer, Sageev Oore, composer and pianist and Nick Halley, percussion, danced and made music in dialogue with my paintings. It was amazing! Hardly a dry eye in the audience. It felt like they were inside … Continue reading

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More thoughts on not thinking

Novels are usually about people’s lives. They take me into what other people experiences, feel, how they think and solve problems. When I paint, I want to stay away from stories that can be interpreted literally, but similar to the … Continue reading

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It’s Not at all about What You Think

Last Sunday I gave my “Artist’s Talk” at Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery. It went well, lots of good questions. Actually, I opened it up to questions almost immediately as it was more interesting for me and seemed so to … Continue reading

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